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At least 25 dead in clashes

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:30

Feb. 19 - Death toll up to 25 in clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Ukraine. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Smoke and fires continue to burn in the Ukraine capital Kiev at daybreak Wednesday after a night of heavy clashes between police and demonstrators. The Ukraine Health Ministry said in a statement 25 people have been killed in clashes so far. Ukrainian riot police charged protesters occupying a central Kiev square in the former Soviet republic which is caught in a geopolitical struggle between Russia and the West. Alarmed Western governments demanded restraint and dialogue, urging President Yanukovich to pull back government forces and exercise maximum restraint.

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At least 25 dead in clashes

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:30